Ace Frehley I've been a KISS fan and a Rock Soldier in the KISS Army for a long time. Out of the four solo albums released in 1978 from KISS. Ace's has to be my all time favorite, hands down. It was was way before it's time, and he's still doing it today. To the original Space Ace, we salute you.
Come Space with Ace I think Peter Criss said it best in his autobiography when speaking of touring with Tommy Thayer in '03. He explains when Ace plays you can hear his jewelry smacking the guitar, all the "No No's" a guitarist shouldn't do cuz the pick-ups relay it over the amplifiers, yet that's what gives Ace his 'Shoot from the Hip' sound. He said when Tommy plays, though he hits Ace's solos note for note, they simply sound generic. I agree with The Legendary Peter Criss. The Catman prefers his meat Raw.
Kiss held Ace back from being the True Rocker. Has anyone noticed that Paul Stanley's rhythm guitar looks like He's not even playing it? ( Hmm.. .recorded ? )He's too busy posing. HE has the worse voice in the band too. ( like a frog that's being choked ) Kiss have become a Sad garage band.without Ace & Peter the original sound of Kiss is gone.The critic's gave the 1st 3 album's a bad review, those albums set kiss apart from other bands in the 70's. I still listen to them. The best song on " Hotter Then Hell" ? Strange Ways....
The best of the Kiss solo albums Ace is amazing, this shows why he is still regarded as one of he best guitarists ever. Although he started singing on Love Gun, he really shines here. So; Rip it out!
great album!! My fav. Ace album (if anything my top 5 KISS album too) can't go wrong with Fractured Mirror on repeat :)
1978 Solo Album Great albun by my favorite lead guitarist. All restrictions are blown away and Ace stands on his own. Increfible album.